The 150 multiple-choice questions on the CCRN® test cover the following areas, in these approximate percentages:
Each question begins with a short scenario and asks you to make some sort of decision, as you would in a critical care nursing role, about patient care or other related topics.
The test handbook also lists a broad array of specific things certified nurses must be able to do, and it is assumed these skills will also be tested within the test framework. They are called Testable Nursing Actions.
Note: We provide test prep for the adult version of the CCRN test, but there are tests required for pediatric and neonatal critical care certification as well.